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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
, a three-step phase-in a 15-cent gas tax increase. the first increase in 20 years. >> well, he said he would do it, and today he d. i just last night asked pointblank why the heck he was. there are a lot of people listening it this. this congressman is talking about -- >> don't trash security councci- >> if the gas tax, acting like it's no big deal. >> i didn't say it was not a big deal. i said it is a big deal. it's very important. the ability to fund transportation because we haven't raised the gas tax in 20 years -- >> you can't account for the money that's been allocated already, that's committed already. >> absolutely you can. look at your communities in terms of the bridge construction, the maintenance. onestly believe working with the folks that you do that the money you might get from this gas tax is going to be used exclusively and only for repairing roads and bridges and fixing our highways? do you think that's really going to be the case? does the history with the people you work with indicate that that will ever be the case, really? >> why do you say that? where do you thin
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
, more spending, and more taxing. that is what would drive up interest rates, that is what would hit the cost of living and that is what every family in this country should dread. >> order. >> you're been watching prime minister's questions. question time cares on c-span2 every wednesday. again on sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. you can watch anytime at c- on the next washington journal, what to expect from afternoon fixes. scott wilson joins us. health careon state exchanges and online enrollment compared to the federal exchange. in recognition of the 150th anniversary, a discussion about the law and dealing with whistleblowers and its effectiveness. plus, your calls, e-mails and tweets on "washington journal" on c-span. social media is an old idea. we think it is recent and only people alive today have done it. there's a very long and rich tradition of social media that goes back to the late roman republic. that is first century bc in the point is you do not need a digital network to do social media. you could actually do it in your own face. c
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
freedom. less red tape, less taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will be introduced next week in washington. these freedom zones will dramatically reduce tax and red tape so detroit businesses can grow and throb. he called his plan a conservative war on poverty. it's time we revisit some of the ideas of jack kemp and expand upon them. the bill that i will introduce, will introduce power and freedom zone. this political lower personal and corporate income taxes in detroit to 5%. my bill will lower the payroll tax, 2% for the employees, 2% for the employers. economic freedom zones will cut out the red tape that keeps new businesses from starting and old businesses from thriving. inside these ozones will suspend the capital gains tax. we will allow all small businesses to deduct most of what they invest in the first year of purchase. how will this differ from tr
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
that and lowering the corporate tax rate loopholes in a way that would be a better bargain for jobs in this country. to invest in universal prek. e need to continue to do the things that the president has jobs to rd to attract america from overseas and to n ing home jobs from america companies that are located overseas, bring them home to build on those trends. we need to continue to build on the trends, the positive trends we've seen in the manufacturing sector in this country. epresented by the automobile companies but also by host of signs and ive developments in manufacturing. so the president is not the east bit satisfied or complacent with where we are. that's why we really believes that we ought to have a spirited conversation about what are we going to do to reduce an equality. what are they going to do to jobs se the number of overall. but particularly the number of obs that pay a middle class wage and provide middle class security to families across the country. said in that speech that we done with e of this congress and where congress will take move, he action that he can on his own, fu
Dec 4, 2013 3:30pm PST
have a predictable regulatory environment. we do a good job of educating the kids. we have a good tax break. we're doing all the things -- >> it sounds like you're agreeing with the pope then? >> you look at the result, we have less disparity in the income that can most any other state. we would love to have the pope. he can come to provo anytime. >> you have a deep and personal passion about helping the poor, and i suspect you resonated deeply with pope francis ooze comments which were very powerful and compelling in many ways, but i'm puzzled. wise in the last 30 years we've had dramatic economic growth. i was very fortunate i was there with reagan and with clinton. in the case of the clinton administration when we worked with them, from 1993 to 200, one of the very four people of poverty left poverty, and huge economic growth. about 3 1/2, 4 million people, xw a million and a half people, lost their jobs. why is it so hard to look at the things that have work. try to find a way and say, which of these pieces really worked. find out what are their patterns? and how can we replicate
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
, not just a job. >> reporter: and allem, there are no new tax hikes or spending cuts on the horizon as a part of these budget battles. no major ones at least. so economists say that will also bodes well for the recovery. alex. >> kristin it, quick question about the president's schedule next hour. what is this, a saban forum he's going to be attending that and speaking? >> that's right. that is sponsored by the brookings institution. he's going to be speakinging there a forum on middle east policy. white house officials say it's up to the moderators to set the tone. i can tell you that the title of the forum this afternoon, alex, is power shifts, u.s.-israeli relations in dynamic middle east. the backdrop to this forum, the recent deal struck with iran to freeze iran's nuclear programs for six months in exchange for scaling back some of the sanctions, israel didn't like the deal. as you know, that created fresh tensions between the united states and israel. no guarantee that that will be discussed during the forum, but certainly one of the big issues in the backdrop. then of course,
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
to lean on. they are taking a page out of the playbook. tax senate democrats are going on cuts to providers. in one release mark pryor release said pryor's deciding vote for obama care cut from medicare including nearly 5.4 billion collectly from arkansas. it's a familiar line of attack that was litigated and litigated and litigated and discredited in the last election. >> when congressman ryan looked into the camera and attacked president obama's medicare savings as "the biggest coldest power play," i didn't know whether to laugh or cry. that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar the same amount of medicare savings that he had in his own budget. >> that's always been a problem for republicans on this line of attack. house republicans tell us that they are not looking at the medicare attack line. they want to continue to highlight individual stories when it comes to health care. stories about canceled plans or higher costs. here's what we know they are not going to do. they are not going to walk away from the issue. it's too potent of an issue for the base and what they believe
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
lead to major changes in online shopping. it's all about how much tax you pay when you shop online. christine romans explains how this will affect your money. >> wolf, on the biggest online shopping day of the year, no less, the supreme court punting on the most important issue in retail right now. and that means millions of people may now have to pay state tax on their online purchases. now, states have been putting pressure on internet retailers to collect sales tax and and fought this effort with different results in different courts. it's a patchwork now of rulings and laws. now that the supreme court has decided not to the weigh in, states are likely to pursue the estimated $23 billion in uncollected sales taxes from web retailers. an increasing number of tats like new york have passed laws forcing internet-based retailers to collect taxes. amazon and overstock complained saying they don't have physical presence in that state. most retail analysts say the court is essentially ending a 20-year tradition of no sales tax on internet purchases. >> christin
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
insurance at a reasonable cost through choice and competition on this marketplace and tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs month potentially. to -- now that we are getting the technology fixed ande need you to go back take a look at what is actually going on. it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. the president yesterday as onlaunches the second act, encouraging people to go to the website and try again. the washington times this -- the president leader and chief on obamacare. -- salesman -- cheerleader in chief for obamacare. democrats and the president are expected to have a coordinated effort in pushing --e is a congressman's tweet what do you think about the rollout of enter the president fire somebody? betty in albuquerque, new mexico. democrat. thank you for accepting my call. this particular congress that we now -- i believe the th -- hasnd 12 -- 112 title of the greatest do-nothing congress in the history of the united states. they have been held
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
themselves to put food on the table, to give their tax money to you, and then you're not even going to buy food with it. you're going to buy booze and drugs with it. >> you're going to buy booze and drugs with it? really? no kidding! you know those feex, o'reilly? i bet you dine with them every night, don't you? you know where america is. o'reilly's claim is absurd and totally insensitive to these people in this country in need. first of all, for the record, not that facts matter over at fox. it is impossible to buy drugs and alcohol with food stamps! if you get s.n.a.p. benefits, you get a government-issued debit card. and et ceteit's on the usda, un states department of agriculture website says s.n.a.p. benefits can be used only for food. it specifically says alcohol and tobacco are not prohibited. and i'm pretty sure drug dealers don't seem to be taking any debit cards as of late, but we would have to ask rush about that. billo said that he's also worried we are creating a society of dependency. >> my parents didn't make a lot of money, and they were able to put food on the table. and i
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
, far and away. they're worrying about the andal year and higher taxes fewer opportunities for jobs or wage increases. the issue of disposable income and households daily challenged by the current circumstances. i had to leave you on something that is not very optimistic, but in looking toward the future, the near future, in terms of where we are, how confident are you that the congress and presidents ability to avoid a shutdown for the deadline, 70% of americans are not confident and that cuts across all political party identification and all demographic groups. they have very little confidence that they will make progress going forward on this. that has an impact not only on political attitudes but also consumer behavior. with that, we're going to show you a couple of vignettes to bring to life some of these numbers. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> i would consider myself to be middle class. we have a mortgage and we have a car payment, but we are able to pay everything off. i from poor to excellent would rate our family situation as good. >> dimeric, i just had a baby. there is a lo
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
the memo from the supreme court. it is not a penalty. it's a tax. that tax will be 2.5% of your income in three years. that's how they're going to get, i guess, young people to voluntarily pay more than double. in wisconsin a young man 27 years old, on average his insurance costs will increase by 124%, from about $1,100 a year to over $2,400 a year. that is because of obamacare. the patient protection affordable care act. >> you have obamacare? >> they're trying to get it. we've only gotten a few members of our staff that have been able to sign up so far. i think they've got to sign up today in order to make sure it is in place. my staff is scrambling and my wife is trying to find insurance in the state of wisconsin. >> this week is going to be the medicaid week. the president and the white house are going to be talking about how great it is to expand medicaid. you're not against -- >> brian, we've got to remember in 2009 when this law was being debated, 85% of americans maybe were satisfied with the price of the health care but they liked the health care plan they were on. they liked
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
was on the ways and means committee, we drafted a bill to cut off all tax benefits to united states firms doing business in south africa. which meant that in addition to paying taxes to them, they had to pay taxes to the united states. and that meant that most all of them immediately left there. so i had no idea that president mandela or at that time when he was released from jail before i went back for the campaign. and someone was telling him about the rangel amendment, and he said no, not the rangel amendment. i said i'm going to be embarrassed. he said no, in south africa it's known as the bloody rangel amendment to the whites. his sense of humor on serious issues is equality that quite frankly and i've given it a lot of thought before i've said that that i've never seen or heard that anyone would ever have. >> congressman charlie rangel, always good to have you on the program. but thank you so much for coming in on this day in particular. it's good to see you. >> thank you, chris. >> we will return to our coverage of nelson mandela's life after the break. south africans have been singing a
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
that is called mandatory spending. keep the budget caps in place. not raise taxes. which is important in the weak economy. and actually avoid a government shutdown. i'm hopeful by the end of the week we can come together and achieve it. >> one of the sticking points, the extension of the unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. senator durbin, nancy pelosi saying there is no deal without having those benefits extended. are the democrats united on that? no extension, no deal? >> i don't think we have reached the point where we have said this is it, take it or leaf it. i spoke to patty murray the other night. negotiations are moving in the right direction. making progress. they haven't closed the deal. but i certainly hope as part of it, the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families that need a helping hand. we have to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> can the republicans live with that? can you get an extensio
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
'll implement any of the policies he's talked about, raising the minimum wage, whether he's going to limit tax breaks for the rich, that, of course, is policy will be a lot harder for him to actually do. >> but he had to do that. you had a report coming out showing that income disparity had gotten much worse since 2009 and shows that this is not just a republican issue or a democratic issue, it's an ongoing crisis. >> social mobility is a concern. social mobility in america is lower than in europe. is that the way americans think of themselves they have lower social mobility than in the country you threw over and threw off because we had -- i don't think it feels that -- that's not what americans feel. >> it's counter intuitive. i grew up hearing british people and french people coming to this country, we're coming here because we feel we're so chained down by class structure and all of these obstacles. in america you can come here and be anything you want to be. that's what i heard. >> it's harder. >> it's getting harder. >> i do think that's a problem. it's also the whole discussion about mi
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
, focus on taxes. downplay the social issues. downplay the gay stuff. downplay especially the women stuff. once they got into office, all of a sudden all these social issues came out of the woodwork. that's where we're seeing a lot of these anti-choice bills, whether it's transvaginal ultrasound watchamacallit issues. >> i'm proud of you. you said it. >> of course it's a very clinical thing. i think you raise a very good point. come the next election cycle now that women and everyone knows what they're up to, there will be consequences for this. because, as you say, it's not the message. it's the policy that's the problem. >> you know, david, though, to that point, how about equal pay? if we're going to talk about economic issues, fine. equal pay. access to health care. for a lot of women, access to birth control, not having to pay that co-pay, that is an economic issue. because that's money that's in your pocket that can go to something else. and, yet, they're not so hot on either of those issues either. >> what can the republicans say on those issues? they can't really speak to those is
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
to say, we are sorry, and sick and tired about a house of representatives that wants to give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires at the same time as the middle class disappears and we have more people living in poverty than any time in american history. so you asked me, ed, can we pass a minimum wage. if millions of americans -- and by the way, the polls are overwhelming. >> overwhelming. >> in favor of raising the minimum wage. if we make our republican colleagues an offer they can't refuse, and that is they ain't going to stay in congress unless they raise the minimum wage, unless they give us a jobs program. you know, we have youth unemployment today at around 20%. an entire generation not getting out into careers, earning a living. we have got to create millions of jobs, and we have got to pass legislation to protect the long-term unemployed. >> senator, what i'm hearing, the budget deal could not be good. that the republicans are holding the line, you're on the budget conference committee. will you allow unemployment benefits to expire? how heated is this going to be
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
the globetrotter's theme song ] >>> and tax your christmas tree. we're not kidding all r. all the appalls details. stay tuned. >>> and the family of a fallen veteran shocked to see his picture pop up on dating websites. how does that happen and can they fight back? our legal team is next. >>> welc. some quick headlines. a man trying to transport a 50-ton war machine loses control, not once, but twice. oregon state police say the vintage tank somehow slipped out of gear and rolled down a hill. don't you hate when that happens? when the driver tried to tow that machine it started rolling again. he was cited for reckless driving and criminal mischief. >>> google mail, known as gmail, letting you unsend messages but you have to be fast. theail feature you activate in the settings menu gives users a 30 second window to stop that message from sending. every time you send a message it pops up with a box with the message to undo. hanna? >> thank you. the family of this fallen soldier is furious. why? because somebody took staff sergeant matthew pachino's pictures off his memorial website and used them to
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
especially containers in lower tax experts claim the procedure is environmentally friendly the location for storing the mission containers has not yet been decided the chemical weapons elimination process is scheduled to be conducted by thirty six technicians under the supervision of o p c w official u s officials say the procedure is supposed to take him up or giving it a forty five to sixty day window in his bad weather the entire project is supposed to be over by the end of march upon its conclusion the opie says wu will focus its efforts on other toxic materials remain in syria. wolves largest gingerbread houses in taxes the guinness book of world records to fill the record breaking total this week the texas stay in and traditions club built the house with thousands of pounds of butter sugar eggs flour and other ingredients and on the outside. twenty three thousandfour hundred and four pieces of cotton candy intake and candy canes lollipops. the gingerbread houses more than thirty nine thousand square feet which easily exceeded the previous record of a thirty six thousand square foo
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
talk about, tax, regulations. so talk about what you're hearing on the hill, what you're hearing at the white house. is there a chance to pass minimum wage nationally even through the senate? >> the minimum wage talk -- you hear that much more to the side than the unemployment insurance. steve and his chart noted minimum wage hiked in bush years 2007 the country had not gone through a recession and things were looking good. it took a huge amount of capital from the senators. ted kennedy keys speech pushed the bill over the top. i don't hear much talk or optimism that we're going to get a hike to $10.10. in fact you hear more skepticism about that. with respect to unemployment insurance, you're starting to see the debate heat up in part because it comes at a cruel time. it would be right after christmas, december 28th. you have about 1.3 million people losing benefits. the question is how do you pay for it. right now the cost is about $25 billion so these budget negotiations that are happening right now they are trying to figure out if they can find money to pay for that $25 billi
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
we are not spending enough money on education. let's raise taxes and spend more money on education. we spend more money per student than any other country in the world. and yet we're falling further and further behind. your wife also very involved in education reform. i mean it seems so many people have taken a real interest in this over the past decade. and the numbers keep slipping. >> they keep slipping. i'll quote my wife on this. her view is having worked in charter schools and curriculum reform is that there's no silver bullet. what might work in tennessee might not work in arizona, might not work in new york. >> one size fits all does not work. >> there's not a kind of, i don't want to sound like a states rights guy but there's not a national answer to this. it is, in fact, a national security issue. it's about imperial decline. >> mike, a very interesting thing about this study, poland one of the great success stories. one of the things they did was they focused more on who went to traditional colleges and who was moved over to vo tech areas. that is one area we have to rea
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
bargain -- >> it will not be the grand bargain. they will be looking at tax hikes, but not looking at significant cuts to medicare, medicaid, or for social security, which are areas republicans say need something to be done. they are looking at a pretty small thing, over whether to have a federal employees contribute more to their retirement plans. democrats are trying to keep them lower than republicans. getting looking at funds by selling a spectrum that will be sold to telephone companies. they are looking at a small touch deal that would replace some of the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that were launched in 2011. that was part of a different edge process. host: why can't there be such an desk something like a grand bargain? guest: the two parties can agree. are not willing to cut medicaid, and republicans are not willing to do tax hikes. paul ryan and patty murray basically decided that they were not going to go after the sacred cow of the other party. they were just going to it something that was possible, and they decided by looking at all these failed attempts in t
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
. they should welcome that, not fear it. >> at the beginning of the year when the taxes went up on the wealthy, the republicans were saying this is going to undermine the overall growth of the u.s. economy because these are the job creators that you're taxing more. that hasn't necessarilily worked out like that so far. >> you capital applaud what we got through the first nine months of this year. we're seeing some strength. i don't think that move helped overall growth. did he it will for other reasons, fairness in taxation. i understand that. the thing weigh need to look for is whether the jobs we're now getting will come from new businesses. historically, new job growth comes from new business escreation. can we see that change, great. >> give me your forecast for 2014. >> i still think we're seeing modest growth, ramping up from 2% to something like 2.4, maybe 2.6. i would like to see us at 3.5. >> 3.6 is pretty impressive. >> we like the sound of 2.6. >> i'd like to see 5 or 6%. douglas aikin, thanks very much for coming in. always good to have you here at cnn. >>> today people in south af
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
the tea party stands for? >> the ache critical condition numb enough t tea. taxed enough already. >> live within your means just like we do as businessmen and women and as family members. we live within our means. >> i mean, i'm for that so maybe i'm a tea party guy. >> it's not radical. the media wants to make it radical movement. >> the media wants to make it a radical movement. >> government you work for us, we don't work for you. >> once again it came back, i think the tea party message is a good one. i certainly want smaller government and lower taxes. stimulate the economy. when the tea party doesn't want to compromise and blow things up again the message gets lost in the strum of controversy. >> like what? what's an example of blowing things up. >> everybody knew and i said this on the factor very early on that you weren't going to defund obamacare it wasn't going to happen. >> even though the candidates who had run for office all promised that they would do whatever it took to repeal. >> these are weasels. >> i will agree with you on that. >> but you weren't going to get it done b
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Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
as employees for federal tax purposes. this means that they could be required to provide health care or pay a fine under the affordable care act if they reach 50 volunteers or not. or even if they are grouped together with other employees from the township, borough or municipalities. we all know volunteer fire departments across the country cowell nev could never be able to provide health care, which i believe could potentially close fire houses across the country. >> this is so stunning to find this now out, congressman. i know in your particular district, aren't 97% of the firefighters on a volunteer basis? >> actually, across the entire state of pennsylvania. 97.5% of all the fire companies in pennsylvania are volunteer fire departments. that's the fourth largest in the country. what worries me is that we have been trying to get clarification from the internal revenue since the summer. now, this was to be the law of the land already. and this is obviously another unintended consequence. nonetheless, potentially could affect fire departments all across america. >> when you reached out to
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact that even though you still have democrats, republicans duking it out this, latest budget battle might not threaten what seems to be a recovery that is picking up speed. alex? >> okay. kristen welker, thank you for that. here's our question for you. in light of the improved jobs picture, do you sense the economy has improved. >>> snow sleet, and ice, millions of americans bracing for icy conditions as the storm moves east. it is being blamed for at least 10 deaths. icy conditions are making drive perilous. >> my car was kind of weaving back and forth just because it was so slick. >> and it's scary too. in cincinnati, a bus hit several parked cars while the driver tried to manage the icy roads. in kentucky, they were so slick a salt truck overturned after a driver said his tires went off the side of the road. >>> in dallas, heavy snow and ice caused two marinas to collapse. it has canceled two marathons, one in dallas and anothe
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
prominent taxes were slashed for the wealthiest while investments, things that made us all richer like schools and infrastructure, were allowed to wither. and for certain period of time time we could ignore this weakening economic foundation in part because more families were relying on two earners as women enter the workforce. we took on more debt financed by a juiced up housing market but when the music stopped and the crisis hit, millions of families were stripped of whatever cushion they had left. and the result is an economy that has become her family on equal and families that are more insecure. i will just give you a few statistics. since 1979 when i graduated from high school, our productivity was up to more than 90%. but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. since 1979 our economy has more than doubled in size but most of that growth has been flowing to a fortunate few. the top 10% no longer takes in one third of our income. it now takes half whereas in the past the average ceo made about 20 to 30 times the income of the average worker, today's ceos n
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. the coalition is broad and persuasive, requesting con
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, you need to buy rape insurance. >> we believe that abortion is not health care and that tax dollars should not be going to pay to subsidize abortions. >> the people are dumbfounded that this is even before it at this point. >> some are calling it rape insurance. michigan may ban abortion coverage even in cases of rape and incest. >>> also the jobless rate falls to a five-year low. why some say now is the time to find a new job in this country. we'll talk about it on the other side of this break. this is msnbc. [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energy efficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. life with crohn's disease ois a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but what if the most important que
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
expired back in 1970. he's been ordered deported multiple times. the judge says omar obama pays his taxes and meets the requirements for a green card. during the hearing, omar obama testified, and i'm quoting him now, "i do have a nephew, he's the president of the united states." >>> when we come back, an estimated $10,000 in holiday donations allegedly stolen from the salvation army right here in the nation's capital, and the whole thing was caught on tape. you're going to find out how it happened. >>> and this year, santa could be delivering your christmas gifts with fighter jets on his tail. we have details of what the u.s. military is now planning. this was the hardest decision i've ever had to make. jim, i adore the pool at your hotel. anna, your hotels have wondrous waffle bars. ryan, your hotels' robes are fabulous. i have twelve of them. twelve? shhhh, i'm worth it& what i'm trying to say is, it's so hard to pick just one of you, so i'm choosing all of you with a loyalty program that requires no loyalty. plus members can win a free night every day only at se
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
was to have to and havemy retirement 30% of that tax, and then taxed again. and just pray that my tenacity would get me there. ,he a and -- the anxiety level i cannot even explain to you the insomnia, the tears, the mood swings, the ups, the downs. it ranks with me as one of the five most tragic things to have ever happened in my life. does to you emotionally and psychologically, you feel like hester prynne with you areer a when jobless for very long. you soon become a member of the lost world. people look at you when you do not have a job yet like there is something wrong with you. that is where i have been. >> thank you. [indiscernible] you, madam chair. i have no questions, but i would like to let you all know that it is for a timeframe about three months i was unemployed. this was back many years ago. school -- it was summer break. i mean, i'm used to working. but i could not find a job that summer. the whole summer. i'm sure that your feelings about being unemployed and searching for work and being unable to find anything, you know, the effect that has on you very -- youjust would not
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critical condition numb enough t tea. taxed enough already. >> live within your means just like we do as businessmen and women and as family members. we live within our means. >> i mean, i'm for that so maybe i'm a tea party guy. >> it's not radical. the media wants to make it radical movement. >> the media wants to make it a radical movement. >> government you work for us, we don't work for you. >> once again it came back, i think the tea party message is a good one. i certainly want smaller government and lower taxes. stimulate the economy. when the tea party doesn't want to compromise and blow things up again the message gets lost in the strum of controversy. >> like what? what's an example of blowing things up. >> everybody knew and i said this on the factor very early on that you weren't going to defund obamacare it wasn't going to happen. >> even though the candidates who had run for office all promised that they would do whatever it took to repeal. >> these are weasels. >> i will agree with you on that. >> but you weren't going to get it done because the power is in the hand of
Dec 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
the first time. that is more like it. how are you with taxes? [ laughs ] [ counselor ] and for even more cleaning power, try cascade platinum. >>> while most of the right wing spent a few days whitewashing past attacks on nelson mandela a fox host remained consistent in his attacks. take a listen. >> he was a communist, this man. >> yeah. >> he was a communist. all right? but he was a great man. what he did for his people was stunning. the sacrifices that he made, he could have repudiated and got of that prison. he wouldn't do it. he was a great man. but he was a communist. so, but i would never attack nelson mandela. >> actually, billy o., you just did. here's a few facts. it is a fact that nelson mandela was not a communist. it's also a fact that mandela's african national congress is a separate political party from the communist party in south africa. but it's also a fact as president mandela pointed out, quote, for many decades communists were the only political group in south africa who were prepared to treat africans as human beings and their equals who were prepared to eat with us
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
's $17 trillion debt, close tax loopholes, or change health care and retirement programs. the deal is expected to be completed later this week. >>> asian markets got a list from strong export numbers in china and a sliding yen. tokyo's nikkei added more than 2% for its best one-day gain in three months. hong kong's hang seng gained a quarter percent. >>> the stock market could get a jolt this week as more ompanies are expected to announce lower than expected quarterly earnings. the dow finished 198 points higher on friday driven by four months of consecutive job gains. gains. the nasdaq gained more than 29 points. >>> fed officials expect continued improvement in the nation's economy in the next year. the feds have repeatedly criticized the program. the new york times says the plan to cut the bond buying program could come next week. >>> gasoline prices are moving higher. the average price of a gallon of regular nationwide increased 3 cents over the past two weeks to $3.28. the lundberg survey says prices at the pump have risen 6 cents over the past nine months after a three-week d
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
with taxes. they don't like big companies getting a better tax break for health care deductions than say small business owners and they want one standard and in fact the house bill has a standard. i didn't want to get into the great details of this but the house bill has a standard where you're actually given a large enough tax break, tax incentive that you got the incentive to go out and buy more competitive health care policies that won't allow one test -- >> all you're hearing mitch mcconnell saying disastrous and catastrophic and going after obama care. >> and it's the republicans responsibility to get tom coburn plan and the house plan and the best ideas, get them all together and then everybody has to be behind that one plan or else -- >> can they unite behind one plan? >> all right. still ahead this morning we have chuck todd and david gregory joining us. "morning joe" is back in a moment. the most free research reports, customizable charts, powerful screening tools, and guaranteed 1-second trades. and at the center of it all is a surprisingly low price -- just $7.95. in fact, fid
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
will push a lot of this is that we're very dependent on property taxes in connecticut to support education. so beyond the education cost sharing dollars that the state distributes, everything else is basically tried to local property taxes. well, those base aren't growing anymore. so seem are actually being force -- so people are actually being forced to find ways to save money and to work together. and i think the folks that will lead this discussion are actually in the communities right now looking at how do you continue to support education when you're ground list isn't growing? it's going to drive some innovation. >> and as far as funding for education in connecticut, over say the next five years, does it look like it's going to be flat? it's going to be down? is it going to be up? >> i think that it's a little early to tell. you know, this has been the slowest recovery from a recession in the post-world war ii era. and i'm visiting you here in washington, but the folks in washington seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so, right? or even more often than that. so,
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
these years i spent a lot of your tax money to keep half of the 40,000 russians involved in biological works employed so they don't work for somebody else. that was a good expenditure of your tax money. all that had to be considered. finally we made the unequivocal polls statement by saving the largest community of muslims in europe that we were not anti-islamic country. that america would take a serious risk to keep in is the muslims from being killed. in the woodwork with a and support any population then renounced terror to embrace reconciliation and cooperation. we tried to do this all the ones you can see how a important intelligence was. we had to know how much change. we had to know how reliable the interest to move the nuclear weapons all this while knowing everything in bosnia. we had to do the right things in bosnia and in the right way. i cannot say enough about the intelligence apparatus to give us tightly, the quicker and more accurate reports than what was going on in in bosnia and then with the balkan task force the cia the nsa the joint chiefs of staff were being together. ch
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
bush tax cuts remain and much of the obama agenda is stalled. progressives blame the president and weak party leadership. >> democrats didn't push hard enough to create an agenda that would put america back to work, rebuild our infrastructure, get us out of the wars, and to take us in a new direction on trade and push for civil liberties. >> reporter: but the think tank known as third wave ripped into far left economic pop ulists, warning in a hard-hitting op-ed that, nothing would be more disastrous for democrats. the political problems of liberal populism are bad enough. the movement relies on a, we can have it all fantasy. when the tea party pushed the gop right, democrats lost the house majority in the biggest blowout in 50 years. a coalition of 54 blue dog democrats saw their ranks decimated by more than half then, and they're down to 15 now. blue dogs were all the rage in the '90s. president clinton declared the era of big government over, the economy was strong and budget was balanced. >> growing the private economy is the prerequisite for being a party of opportunity. that's som
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
tax increases that are going to lead. he also said last week that the republicans didn't have any alternatives. and, frankly, that was just false. he may not like republicans' ideas. he says that and he can't possibly believe that. you know, he may not like them and they may be bad ideas. but that's just a lie. >> i don't think they are bad ideas. >> no, no. but you understand my point. that's the arrogance that i don't get. if he doesn't like it, they dismiss it even exists. >> right. i think that at least in their world, there is one world to do this and only one way to do this and it's obamacare. and it's a failed system built upon a faulty foundation and now we are seeing the real life impacts of that. there are republican ideas that are out there. we have a lot of members who would love to have a lot of opportunity to debate those if we could get that chance. but it means that the president is going to have to acknowledge that this isn't working and go back to the drawing board. we would be more than willing to enter into that discussion about what we can do to address the hi
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
side. you can reform the tax system and blame what you don't like on the other side. but i prefer doing things and blame it on the other side. thank you. >>> up next, the latest from republicans. president obama is anti-catholic, they say. never stops. this has to do with real estate, by the way. not religion. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> democrats are fighting back against another round of strict new voting restrictions. this time in ohio. u.s. congresswoman marsha fudge says the effort to cut down on early voting days and same-day registration to make voters show photo i.d.s is to suppress votes of african-americans and other minorities. we've seen it in state after state, in 36 states in all just this year. where republicans want to make it harder for minorities, students, and elderly people to vote especially in cities where people tend to be democrats. make it harder to cast ballots. simple, huh? and we'll be right back. >>> we're back. you can call it obama derangement system. the diplomatic edition. first the state department decided to move its embassy to the
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
example. a majority of voters think we should raise taxes on the wealthy to support the middle class and spur job creation. >> that is a part of this economic populism. it's what they're about. they're about 1% status quo. >> what warren is getting at and the subdebates is she sent this letter out challenging the six big banks, disclose all of yourks who are you funding think-tank wise? they haven't done that t. leaders of third way i think they said les than 1% of our funding comes from wall street. but what they were also left opened was the possibility that a lot of money comes from people who make their money on wall street. it's not directly coming. it is still in a way wall street money. >> what strikes me about the internal democratic debate versus the internal republican debate in washington is that the dewitt on the left seems much more substantive, right? there are genuine disagreements over policy that are taking place and shaping this debate. in walling, at least, it's more about tactics and strategy and how aggressive. they're shut down, for example. that wasn't a policy
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that conversation is precisely because one side of the aisle cannot agree on anything other than keep taxes low and somehow trickle down economics are going to solve all our problem. in that way the president's speech is incredibly forceful, spoken in an empty room. i don't know that the people that need to listen to it are even listening or responding. >> they aren't listening. one, because they don't like the message. two, they don't like the messenger. you said something important epa folks need to hear again, the president's speech about income inquagt quality, this is something the president has been talking about since before he was president. this is consistent. i think what's changed now is the country has moved to a place where now they are ready to hear this message and want something done about it. the only problem is the other side. >> on that skeptical note we'll take a break. president obama is headlining a group of former u.s. presidents, dignitaries and heads of states who will attend tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela while senator ted cruz is headlining a group of two doze
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
? when you get a rebate do you get charged tax on the original or discounted price? is it worth getting the l.e.d. lights? we have that answer at 5:00. >> all right. we want to know the answers. thanks, liz. barbara? >>> coming up, eating healthy doesn't just take self-control, it's pricier. we have the number on the cost of eating healthy. >>> parts of the country getting slammed by the inter storm system. creating treacherous conditions. we have a live report from arkansas. veronica, what does the weather look like in our area? >> for us, rain tonight. a winter type weekend with icy travel likely. how much ice and how will it impact your sunday drive and monday morning >>> a shocking police involved crash is just in. let's go to scott macfarlane at the live desk. >> this is powerful video. the person involved is not seriously hurt. san diego, a san diego sheriff squad making a left turn and slamming into that woman on a mobility scooter. the woman's bag knocked to the ground. fortunately, she's expected to be fine. witnesses tell our sister station in san diego the woman had the right
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that. >> i'm grateful that the government promotes giving by giving tax breaks and things but of course there is incentive there. what is so beautiful about this and shocking is that, first of all they didn't have to do it. secondly these are anonymous, this tips for jesus is anonymous on one hand. secondly, they're not getting any breaks for it. there is no tax-exempt status when you're giving to a waiter or waitress. so i think it is beautiful. another thing i think is very interesting is that, in the time of christmas giving and new year's, sometimes we can do just what we feel good about ourselves but when you see this type of giving, you say, it is not just about me feeling good but for the sake of the other person. that takes it to whole new level. jenna: one wonders if the credit card companies accept signature, tips for jesus. >> maybe jesus will pay the bill too, right. jenna: "huffington post" described as a mission to show the world what christian generosity is supposed to look like s that true, christian generosity at work. >> the fact somebody out doesn't do it doesn't mean
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
rather see wage subsidies, direct government wage subsidies or some kind of negative income tax which is totally transparent but unfortunately, we do not have the time this evening to pursue all these options. pardon my skepticism about the seiu, however. i'm still going to stay with that. >>> now, if you tune in to nbc's "meet the press" this sunday, i will be talking about this with host david gregory. "meet the press" airs at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. many of the nbc stations. please check your local listings. >>> all right. many thanks to carrie wof ford and rick berman. appreciate your points of view. >>> the clock is really ticking on obama care. we know millions of americans have already lost their insurance effective january 1st because of obama care. for those people and anyone else who wants to sign up for new policies and be covered on new year's day, the deadline is actually december 23rd. that's not far away. doesn't say much about the sticker shock of the premiums, even speaker john boehner experiencing that today. take a listen. >> my health insurance premiums are going t
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